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Posted: 4/22/2001 6:45:56 PM EDT
What's the difference between a muzzle break and a flash suppressor, and what is the difference between threaded and untreaded?  
Thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 4/22/2001 11:45:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 6:18:02 PM EDT
So are either of them considered an "Evil feature" on a Mini-14 in Texas?
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 7:32:22 PM EDT
A standard flash hider would be illegal on a post-ban Mini-14 anywhere in the US.

Since it has no pistol grip, the Mini-14 can have a permanently attached flash suppressor, as long as it's not also a 22mm muzzle device (which would make it a grenade lanucher),
OR a bayo lug,
OR a bare threaded muzzle (to which you could attach a brake, but not a suppressor)
OR a telestock
OR even a pistol grip

ONE of those items is legal on a post-ban Mini-14 TWO or more would make it an illegal semi-auto assault weapon
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 3:43:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2001 5:15:51 PM EDT
A standard flash hider would be illegal on a post-ban Mini-14 anywhere in the US.
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Not quite right. Under the law, a flash suppressor or a threaded barrel that will except a flash suppressor are THE SAME THING, in other words, one evil item. So, on a Mini, he could have a threaded barrel with a screwed-on non-22mm FS and that would be one item. Or he could have the same threaded barrel with a screw-on brake; still one item
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Troy, I meant to refer to the dual nature of the flash hider/grenade launcher.  You are right that a non-22mm flash hider wouldn't have to be permanently attached.

By extension, a post-ban Mini-14 could also legally mount a silencer, threaded or lugged, provided the silencer wasn't also 22mm in outer diameter (and most are considerably larger).
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